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Best Tennis String for Children

Babolat Xcel Tennis String

We never recommend individual tennis string products nor do we rank them. We recommend string categories from which parents can pick a string that works best for their child.

The best overall tennis string category for children is 17 gauge soft strings, like multifilaments, synthetic guts and natural guts. All of the strings in this group are suitable for children who are not frequent string breakers.

Tennis Strings Recommended for Children

All tennis strings in this group are soft, powerful and playable. This is perfect combination for most children. However, some children — particularly boys — may swing a lot harder than usual and may find that they need to move up to thicker 16 gauge strings.

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Which Yonex Nanoflare is Best for Me?

Yonex Nanoflare Jr Badminton Racquet Head Blue Green

The Yonex Nanoflare series consists of head-light racquets that also provide extra shuttle speed and distance.

While many players around the world prefer the touch and maneuverability of a head-light racquet, the one downside to these racquets has been sacrificing the shuttle speed and power of a head-heavy racquet.

In 2019, Yonex upended that contradiction with the new Nanoflare 700, a head-light racquet built with unique technology and construction that helps adult players not only play nimbly but also achieve increased shuttle acceleration allowing them to hit deep into their opponent’s court.

To achieve this, designers and engineers at Yonex re-imagined frame design.

Firstly, the Nanoflare 700 was the first racquet to utilize the Sonic Flare System design, utilizing the latest in graphite technologies, such as TORAYCA® M40X*, to create a stable yet highly repulsive head shape.

Additionally, by designing a highly aero-dimensional shape built to compress and “snap back” they were able to realize an ultra-light racquet for players who demand agility, that was also able to launch the shuttle at speeds not before possible in a head-light racquet. This also resulted in a greater hitting feeling and less impact on the player’s arm.

Launching alongside the 700 were four other models in the head-light NANOFLARE series.

The 370 SPEED is designed for advanced players who desire improved smash speeds.

The 270 SPEED is intended for intermediate to advanced players seeking greater clears,

The 170 LIGHT is for beginning players who require the ultimate in lightness and maneuverability.

Meanwhile, the NANOFLARE JR combines the lightweight, maneuverability with added speed, distance and comfort of the 700 in a junior-sized racquet intended for competitive junior athletes.

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How to Customize the Yonex Nanoflare 700

Yonex Nanoflare 700 Badminton Racquet Red -Head

The Yonex Nanoflare 700 badminton racquet is a medium flex frame designed for defensive players at the recreational level.

As a medium flex racquet it is unlikely to be used by big strong guys who are heavy smashers. Players of that ilk are more likely to play with stiff or extra stiff frames such as the Nanoflare 370 Speed or something from the Astrox family of smashing racquets.

If you are stringing your Nanoray 700 for the players for whom it is intended, you should not have to use a thick, durable string. In fact, if these are the players who are using it and if they are using nylon shuttles, you are probably best to go with one of these …


Stringing for Nylon Shuttles


If they are using feather shuttles, the best choice will be one of these.


Stringing for Feather Shuttles


And if they are using this racquet for both nylon and feather, then one of these strings should do the trick.


Stringing for BOTH Nylon and Feather Shuttles


Remember — none of the strings above are for exceptionally hard hitters or frequent string breakers because that is not who this racquet is intended for. So if you string with one of the strings above and you find they are breaking too often, you will have to go back to the drawing board and pick something for frequent string breakers (Badminton String for Frequent String Breakers using Nylon Shuttles).

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How to Test Drive the Yonex Nanoflare 700

Yonex Nanoflare 700 Badminton Racquet Red -Head

Test drive the Yonex ™ Nanoflare 700 badminton racquet before you buy it. This racquet is available as part of our Try Before You Buy racquet demo program offered in our southwest Calgary store.


Demo Program Details

This program is offered only in-store. It is not available to online customers.

Test driving costs nothing, but customers who enter the program are committing to buying a racquet from us at the end of the one-month trial period.

How does it work?

Test drivers put down a security deposit. They can then test each racquet for up to one week. At the end of the program, they choose the racquet they want to purchase and their deposit is applied to the purchase price.

How much is the deposit?

The size of the deposit depends on the number of racquets the customer wants to take out each each week. If they are testing one racquet at a time, the deposit is $50.00. If they are testing two at a time, the deposit is $100.00.

What if I change my mind and do not want to buy a racquet?

Our demo program is only offered to customers who are committed to purchasing a new racquet from us within 30 days. If you do not intend to buy a racquet from us, please do not enter our demo program.

Can I apply my demo deposit to an online racquet purchase?

No you cannot. Our racquet demo program is offered to in-store customers only. Demo deposits can only be applied to in-store purchases.

How do I start?

Please come into the store with a valid credit card. One of our experts will set up a demo account and help you choose your first racquet. This process usually requires about 30 minutes on the first visit. Subsequent visits to drop off and pick up only required a couple of minutes each.

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How to String the Yonex Nanoflare 700

Yonex Nanoflare 700 Badminton Racquet Blue -Head

The instructions on this page are provided as a courtesy to independent racquet stringers in our network. For more information, please consult our YouTube Channel which features hundreds of full movies and time lapse videos illustrating how to string a large variety of racquets of all kinds.


How to String This Racquet

Length Mains 18.5′
Length Crosses 14.5′
Tension Printed on frame
Pattern 20×21
Start Mains Head
Mains Skip 8H, 10H, 11T
Tie Off Mains 8T
Start Crosses 9T
Tie Off Crosses 6T
Last Cross 7H
Tie Off Crosses 5H

The outside two mains on either side of this racquet should be finished using a standard Yonex double-back method. For this racquet, the double path is 9T to 12T to 15H to 13H to 10T before tying off at 8T.

Yonex Badminton Racquet Stringing Instructions



We are Racquet Stringing Experts

Our Master Stringers are trained by the US Racquet Stringer’s Association.
Racquet Network is a member of the prestigious Yonex Stringing Team.
In 2017, members of the Racquet Network custom stringing team were invited to string at the Canadian Open Badminton Championships in Calgary.
In 2018, we strung racquets for professionals at the National Bank Challenger Event in Calgary.

Yonex Stringing Team

Racquet Network is a member of the prestigious Yonex Stringing Team. We are invited to string at elite tennis and badminton events. While we cannot attend every event we are invited to, we do our best to help out when such events are in Alberta.